Quit Smoking—Vaccines Being Developed Quit Smoking—Vaccines Being Developed
Readers Digest, August 2005
According to Readers Digest, more than 70% of smokers who have tried to quite smoking have failed. Now, companies are developing nicotine vaccines that could help smokers.
When nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream, it travels to the brain, producing a high. The vaccines create antibodies that bind to nicotine in the blood. Together, they’re too large to reach the area of the brain stimulated by nicotine. Cravings are reduced over time when there is no sense of pleasure. It is stated by Readers Digest that expects say that many smokers will still need counseling to help break the habit.